Joaquin L. Romero Marchent

Biography

Spanish filmmaker Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent directed one of the first European Westerns, El Coyote, in 1954. Set on the U.S.-Mexican border and patterned after classic Hollywood Westerns (the story was taken from a popular pulp novel by José Mallorquí), Marchent's film is said to have greatly influenced Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns and its many imitators. Marchent is the...